Your favourite British Alternative Rock Virtual Band is back! The Gorillaz recently announced a new album in 6 years, and even premiered 4 new songs to boot. One of the tracks premiered is called “Saturnz Barz”, and features the “Unruly Boss”, Popcaan! Accompanied by a 6 minute VR Short Film, Popcaan displayed his Dancehall “Barz” over the Gorillaz’s haunting Production while the Band makes a visit to a “Spirit House”. Score another one for Popcaan as he is taking advantage of all the International collaborations coming his way. What will he surprise us with next? Gorillaz’s new album, “Humanz” will hit stores on April 28. Check out the video below!
Carnival season is in full swing here in Jamaica, and the Socaphiles will be wukking up and wining all day and night. One particular song will be given multiple spins, but what many will not know, is that it was done by one of their own…
Words by ShannyDeLioness
Yes you heard me right, we have a full fledged Jamaican Soca Artist! While we’ve had Dancehall/Soca/Calypso collaborations over the years by the likes of Beenie Man, Konshens, Spice, and of course you all know of the late Legend Byron Lee and his Dragonaires, and the timeless Fab 5 Band, this Artist has taken his talents and determination and became the first to make it to the International Soca Monarch finals! His name is…Linky First!
Born Jason Henriques, Linky First has been blowing up the airwaves in Trinidad & Tobago and the rest of the Caribbean with his hit single, “Rock & Come In” on the Ruffin produced “Liming Riddim” since its release last year. He has since followed up with “Control It”, “X6”, “Doctor”, and “Naked Pon The Road”.
The Hope Gardens Shell Bandstand served as the perfect backdrop to showcase some of Reggae’s young royals to an eager audience of Locals and Tourists all with one thing in common…a love for the Culture. I personally gave up on Music in Jamaica until I came across these new school of Reggae Royals who through their socially conscious offerings, give honour to the many men and women who preceded them in the genre…
Words By ShannyDeLioness
Photos By Samantha Singh
The gates opened at 7:30 Pm and the DJ for the night Yaadcore kept the early patrons entertained on the turntables, and DJ Jimmy Q of NewsTalk 93 FM handled hosting duties. By 9 Pm, the venue was almost full and the show kicked off with the opening act Sevana. Featuring cuts off her Sevana EP and even debuting a new song and a remix to Protoje’s “Love Gone Cold” (she was featured on the original), she had the audience mesmerized as she belted out tune after tune. I still refused to believe she did all that on a sore throat (Editor’s Note: She’s my Hero!!). By the time ZJ Sparks gave Protoje & The Indiggnation the greatest introduction ever, the venue was packed with patrons who were eager to sing and dance along with them.
After getting the ladies in the right mood with the energetic “Your Body” off his “LOVE & Good Vibes” project, Memphis based Recording Artist Theo follows up with “Body Unique“! With OGE Beats providing the Dancehall/Pop Production and additional vocals by Cheynoo, Theo is calling all the ladies with the sexy bodies who command the attention and snatch the hearts of every guy. With a Production you can rock to, this is one of those “Grab a girl and slow wine with” tunes that will creep over to the Summertime. The single is now available on iTunes, and all other Digital Streaming Services. Be sure to follow “OneLoveTheo” on Spotify as he has a few surprises in store over there in the coming weeks. She seh a long time she want a Jamaican, and she can’t wait to visit the Caribbeans. Check out the track below!
Teenage Recording Artist Wayne J was recently recruited by Portland based Alligator Head Foundation to be their Youth Ambassador to raise environmental awareness, increase Ocean conservation, and promote the decrease in the usage of single use plastic products. Wayne’s involvement kicked off with the release of the single and music video for “Plastic Bottles”. Produced by Diztroy and AppleJuiceKid, Wayne J spreads the message of conservation as the Foundation aims to develop a Fish Sanctuary and rehabilitate the local communities that make fishing their source of income and sustenance.
About Alligator Head Foundation
Alligator Head Foundation supports the conservation of coastal resources with passion and the rehabilitation of local communities that depend on fishing as a livelihood. We deliver research, education, outreach and training to empower communities to adopt the tools needed to build a more sustainable relationship with their ocean.
The AHF has partnered with the Wayne J camp to raise environmental awareness, increase ocean conservation and promote the reduction in the use of single use plastics through the promotion of the Wayne J “Plastic Bottles” song. We are developing creative and exciting public education programs to encourage the proper disposal of solid waste; working with local Schools, Colleges and Communities to change behaviour and incite local action. Our efforts include beach clean-ups, presentations and Incentive-driven campaigns to encourage best practice and environmental stewardship. We are also working with Parley for the Oceans, and Adidas to reuse ocean plastics in new and innovative ways through Footwear, Apparel, and Sports Kits.
Another Sunday, another dope episode of the Kris Karz headed “Kngly Live“! This week, Recording Artist Kapital Stone steps up to the stage! Featuring Trevor Hansen on Guitar, Stone delivers an acoustic/remix version of Bob Marley’s 1980 single, “Redemption Song“. Set in a location in Florida near the sea, Stone shows respect to the Original Gong, all while showing you what he has up his sleeve. While it started off a little shaky, the overall performance was good, and will have you replaying and sharing. Nuff respect to KnglyStudios for this! Cop some merch! Check out the performance below.